Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Peach. Today we are discussing zoos that your family needs to visit.
It seems funny for me to be a part of this loop because I don’t usually enjoy zoos. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a rare exception, and the Brevard Zoo in Florida is another. The reason is that they are quite similar in their approach to displaying the animals and birds within, a way that I feel is more humane. As I share some details about the zoo, and some awesome pictures, what I mean should become clear.
So, ‘All Aboard!’ for a quick trip around the Brevard Zoo:
Yes, it has a train! Put me in an observation car being pulled by a train (steam preferred) and I’ll even watch paint dry for hours! But this train takes you past some more interesting things than Sherman Williams latest color selections.
While we were on this trip, a camel walked beside us, and we saw several other free-roaming animals. A nice cut above simply seeing animals in cages!
When animals were in enclosures, there weren’t any chain link fences, which is what reminded me of Disney’s efforts in DAK. This zoo in Brevard simply cut out large chunks of space from the natural Florida landscape and used berms and wooden barriers to give a more natural feel. It was also easy to see that the animals were more content as they moved around in that natural environment.
How many zoos can boast environments like this?
Seriously, although you walked along pathways, you truly felt like you were just passing through the State of Florida and coming across wildlife! A very organic experience.
It would be impractical to list in one post all of the features and animals you will enjoy by visiting this progressive zoo. Suffice to say it is worth the trip!
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida, U.S
For more information on zoos to visit with your family,
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Blogorail Peach | Family Adventure : Zoos
- 1st Stop – What’s the Point | Staten Island Zoo
- 2nd Stop – Heidi’s Head | Cape May County Zoo
- 3rd Stop – Adventures with Toddlers & Preschoolers | Smithsonian’s National Zoo
- 4th Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
- 5th Stop – Cool Nouns by Lee Beatens | (you are here)
I’ve never even heard of this zoo – but thanks to this post, and the other one you linked to, I now think this looks like a pretty neat zoo to visit! Thanks so much for sharing about it.
My inlaws took us there for our anniversary and it was very nice! Never would have considered it otherwise, which would have been our loss.
Very cool! I never heard of this. I’m always looking for fun stuff to do in driving distance to WDW and this seems like a cool idea!
Yes, fairly close and worth the drive! Thanks for commenting.
How fun! I love the more natural approach to the zoo. And the train ride is an added bonus!
You just can’t beat a good train ride, right? Kids love it, but big kids (read: middle-aged men) love it too! Thanks for your comment.
Mary at Capturing Magical Memories
I am adding this to my personal bucket list! It looks so cool to be able to roam with the roaming animals.
I know you’ll enjoy it! Thanks for commenting!